Mark Trumbo knocks Russell Martin's mask off, is immediately robbed by Russell Martin
In addition to, you know, crouching for three hours a day, catchers have to put up with a lot behind the plate. Nicks, scrapes, bumps, bruises, the occasional chest branding -- honestly, it can all be a little much sometimes. So when Russell Martin got his mask knocked off by a Mark Trumbo foul tip during Friday's 4-3 win over the O's ...
... he wanted to send a message: This backstop abuse cannot stand. And so, on the very next pitch, he decided to exact his revenge with the glove.
So just remember, batters: Foul tips and blocking curveballs may break their bones, but an out in the box score will always hurt you.